ALASKAN Bush People’s Snowbird Brown broke down in tears after being unable to save all of the family’s horses from the wildfire in the season finale of the Discover Channel series.
The Palmer Fire in Washington destroyed the Brown family’s $1.6 million property and home in August.
Snowbird Brown cried after being unable to save all of her family’s animals from the wildfire[/caption]
During Sunday’s new episode of ABP, the Browns rushed to evacuate as the fire continued to ravage the mountain they’d called home for the last two years.
Though they were worried about their burning property, especially the home they’d been building for patriarch Billy and matriarch Ami, they were more concerned about the animals they’d had to leave behind.
Bird sobbed as she thought about “letting the animals down,” but she and sister Rainy were given a 30-minute window, along with their camera crew, to go back to their ranch to try to get their horses.
“We can’t leave any of them behind,” Bird called out, but the ABP crew told her it was “too hot” and they had to go.
The Alaskan Bush People star staged a rescue, but she didn’t have enough time to get all of the horses[/caption]
The fire was burning too much, so she and sister Rainy had to head back down the mountain[/caption]
While heading back down the mountain, away from the fire and smoke, Bird cried as she revealed they were only able to save a few of their cats and horses and were unable to get their most beloved horse, North.
She explained: “The rest of the horses didn’t want to come. They were just so scared, and they didn’t want to listen.
“But they’re loose, so they should avoid the fire, but we have to go back down. The flames are, like, circling us.
“The winds are picking up, too. You can see the embers flying around. The fores service and the fire watch gave us a really small window to be able to get up and get what we could.”
They were able to save some of the horses, but not all of them[/caption]
Authorities only gave them a 30-minute window for the rescue[/caption]
Bird concluded: “Needless to say, I think the window has ended.”
Authorities later gave the Browns another window to try for another rescue, and this time Bear went up the mountain to gather as many of the animals as he could.
Sisters Rain and Bird wait “anxiously” to see which of the horses he’d be able to get, waiting and “hoping” it would be North.
Finally, the trailer arrived and Bird ran over to see it was, in fact, the family’s beloved and “most important horse.”
She let the animal free and North ran around with the other horses.
The family was later given another small window, and Bear Brown went to see how many animals he could rescue[/caption]
Bird and Rain waited to see if he was able to save the family’s most beloved horse, North[/caption]
They were happy to learn that North was saved from the fire[/caption]
Bird called it a “little beacon of hope,” while Rain said it was a “glimmer of hope” amid the devastation of the wildfire.
On Saturday, Bear shared a series of photos of the aftermath of the fire to the family’s property.
The father of one shared two pictures of burnt trees, while the other snaps were of vacant land.
Fans sent their condolences to Bear, as the Brown family has been battling the fire for over a month.
The family’s $1.6 million property was burned in the wildfire[/caption]
One fan wrote: “This is so sad.”
A second commented: “So sad to see it all burnt.”
On last week’s episode of Alaskan Bush People, the wildfire broke out on the mountain where the Browns live, as all family and crew members were ordered to evacuate the area.
But brothers Bear and Bam Bam rushed toward the fire in search of their missing parents Billy and Ami.
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Eventually, the Bear saw another truck coming down the road in the opposite direction and realized was their parents, as well as their brother Gabe.
Bear revealed he had been staying in a hotel amid the evacuations.
Despite dealing with the aftermath of the fire, Bear was able to meet his son River, 7 months, for the first time in September and reconciled with baby mama Raiven Adams.